AoC National Championships Rugby 7s 2019/20

SGS College Win South West Region…

The Association of Colleges held the South West Regional matches of their Rugby 7s Womens National Championships 2019/20 at Filton in Bristol.

AoC Sport is the membership organisation for colleges, leading the development of sport and physical activity in 16+ education. They believe that sport and physical activity are essential components of college life, giving students significant advantages in education, employment and health. Their vision is for every college student to participate regularly in sport or physical activity. Their purpose is to promote, support and deliver college sport and physical activity.

The matches were between South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS Filton), Huish College, Exeter College and Weston College.

For the second year running SGS Filton were the regional winners and will now represent the South West at the National Championships. An event in which they won the silver medal last season. The college is coached by Matt Belbin.

SGS 40 – Huish 0
SGS 40 – Weston 5
SGS 36 – Exeter 0

The following players from North Somerset played their part in some fine performances for SGS Filton. Katie Reynolds of Worlebury now playing club rugby for Dings Crusaders RFC, Bristol. Cara Ellis, Winscombe RFC and Maisie Flower of Backwell.

Also in the SGS team was Jess Sprague, Dings Crusaders RFC, the daughter of former Weston RFC player Paul Sprague.

SGS Filton

SGS Filton is a dynamic, diverse, and exciting place to be, where students benefit from a supportive and personal approach to their learning. The Rugby Academy has long been a tremendous success at developing aspiring rugby talent since it was set up. All candidates for the Rugby Academy must be on a full-time course at SGS College. They offer academic opportunities from BTEC qualifications, A-Levels, Higher National Diplomas and Degree courses.

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